Is it Worth the Buy? Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you all had a great Black Friday weekend! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on one of Too Faced’s most popular products.

The Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a medium/deep toned matte bronzer with their famous sweet chocolate scent. I got a deluxe size of this when I bought a little trial set with 5 of their best selling products. You all know that Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is my all time favourite so this one had a lot to compete with. I think the overall tone is nice but for my skin tone it borders on being too warm so you have to be careful when applying it.

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I find that it looks really nice blended around the temples, cheeks and jawline to wake up your complexion and you can get get away with a really soft and subtle contour if you’re careful to not apply too much. My one complaint is that I find it tough to blend and since it’s such a deep tone that can be a serious issue. Building it up slowly with a fluffy powder brush seems to be the best way to deal with that.

Overall I think it’s a really nice matte bronzer with a fairly good tone. I think it works well in the summer time for those of us with fair skin and could work all year on deeper skin tones. Let me know your thoughts on the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer if you’ve tried it. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

-Rach

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My On-the-Go Makeup Bag

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’ve all been doing well and that you had a great weekend! Since the new school year has started, many of us are on the go a lot so it’s important to make sure that you have all of the personal care items you’ll need with you.

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I find it easiest to keep everything I know I’ll need in this little makeup bag from Sephora. This way, if you want to switch out your purse, all you have to do is grab this bag and you won’t have to worry about forgetting anything. I always recommend keeping bandaids and hand sanitizer with you. I get blisters all the time and have finally learned that it’s best to just always have several bandaids with you. And hand sanitizer is just a necessity for when you’re on the go–once you start carrying it you’ll be surprised at how often it comes in handy!

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Since I usually end up leaving in a rush, I like to keep some products for the finishing touches of my routine. White eyeliner is my go-to for looking well rested so I always keep one with me for touch ups. I also often end up throwing whatever lipstick I’ll wear that day in here, so I keep this universal lipliner since it will keep any shade of lipstick from feathering outside the lines.

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As I mentioned, I’ll change out my lip product everyday, but the only lippies that I consistently take with me are my Burts Bees lip balm and a Toyshop Sheer Lip in Applause. For more natural days, this lipstick gives a super nice pink colour that wakes up the face. Any nice tinted lip balm will do the trick! Lastly I keep some Duo Lash Glue since you never know when the inner corner of your lashes are gonna start popping off!

What do you keep in your on-the-go makeup bag? Thank you all so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

xx -Rach

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USA Beauty Haul Pt 2

Happy Friday, everyone! You guys seemed to really like part one of my haul that I posted on Monday so I’m really excited to share the second part with you. I have a nice mix of new finds in addition to repurchases so let’s get into it!

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So one thing that I wanted to make sure I picked up was the Elf HD Undereye Setting Powder. This is a loose setting powder that is really brightening and also makes your concealer last all day without creasing. Elf is really tough to find in Canada and they’re only $3 so I figured I’d stock up. I’ve also been on the hunt for a drugstore brow pencil so I picked up the Nyx Micro Brow in Espresso. I haven’t used this yet but the colour seems like it would work really well and the formula is nice.

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I have just finished yet another bottle of my much loved Revlon Colorstay Foundation so I wanted to pick up another. Fun fact: In the US this foundation has SPF 15 but because there are different laws regarding SPF in Canada, many products don’t have built in SPF. I made sure I grabbed it because you can’t go wrong with a little SPF. I also spotted the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and figured I’d grab another one since I’m running low. (Check out my Product Fave post for swatches and other info about this concealer!)

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Then I wandered down the dangerous road of lippies. I have had my eye on these two products for ages and I finally caved and got them. The L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Stick in Intense Fuchsia is a gorgeous bold pink that is just stunning in the summer! I also got Rimmel’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob and this is seriously the perfect natural lip colour for me. It makes your lips look so nice and healthy and will work under any neutral lipstick.

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So that is the end of my USA haul! Be sure to check out my Instagram @forallstylishstudents to see these products in action in my Face of the Day series! Thank you all so much for stopping by and hope you’ll stick around! 🙂

xx -Rach

Products Mentioned:
Elf HD Undereye Setting Powder: http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/high-definition-undereye-setting-powder
Nyx Micro Brow: http://www.nyxcosmetics.ca/en_CA/micro-brow-pencil/NYX_181.html?cgid=brows
Revlon Colorstay Foundation: http://www.revlon.ca/products/face/foundation-makeup/colorstay-makeup-combination-oily-skin#309975410013||0
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: http://www.maybelline.ca/products/face-makeup/concealer/fit-me-concealer.aspx
L’Oreal Lipstick: http://www.lorealparis.ca/cosmetics/lips/colour-riche/miss-magenta.aspx
Rimmel Lip Liner: https://ca-en.rimmellondon.com/products/lips/exaggerate-automatic-lip-liner